• Making new polymers

    Materials World magazine
    Researchers have proven the effectiveness of using machine-learning to develop new polymers, but are calling for more to be done. Ceri Jones reports.
  • Next week IOM3 hosts the biggest global rubber conference in London. Don’t miss out!

    For three days in London, IRC2019 will focus on technical advances in the global rubber market through over 160 talks scheduled across 4 sessions each day. With more than 500 attendees already registered for the event next week, this world-leading event hosted by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) at the Kia Oval Cricket Ground is a fantastic opportunity for global experts to exchange knowledge and ideas in the field as well as network in the heart of the UK.
  • Nominations for 2020 awards open

    Nominations are invited for the 2020 IOM3 awards from 5 September 2020 with the closing date on the 31 January 2019.
  • CEng in a Day Workshops

    The IOM3 Membership Team will be running a series of CEng In a Day workshops at IOM3 London headquarters during the autumn. The workshop provides a day to focus on the key documents that form the application. The morning session gives guidance on the professional review report and in the afternoon members will prepare the technical presentation.
  • Pupils discover the magic of materials

    At the beginning of July, 17 pupils aged 14–15 participated in the fifth Magic of Materials summer school, held in London, UK. The three-day residential course is designed to broaden and deepen the attendees’ knowledge and understanding of materials, beyond the confines of the school curriculum.
  • Engineering profession calls for action to secure the UK’s future economy and society

    IOM3 is pleased to p artner with the National Engineering Policy Centre to support its key priorities for forthcoming government spending and policy decisions i n Engineering priorities for our future economy and society.
  • The Packaging Society clinic returns at Packaging Innovations London 2019

    IOM3 is once again pleased to be supporting this year’s Packaging Innovations event on 11–12 September 2019 at Olympia, London. The Packaging Society Clinic will also be returning for this exciting event and the full schedule is now available to book.
  • Analysis of ‘War on Plastic’ documentary and plastic waste management in the UK

    Materials World magazine
    In a three‐part documentary, war on plastics with Hugh and Anita, the BBC presented a controversial take on single‐use plastics and the flaws of recycling systems in the UK. Shardell Joseph looks into the wave of responses since the programme aired, the benefits of plastic and the challenges facing the plastic and packaging industry.
  • Haydale Launches Advanced Nanomaterial Additives for Elastomers at IRC 2019

    Rubber in Engineering Group
    Haydale, the global advanced materials group, is pleased to announce that it will be launching a range of functionalised nanomaterials pre-dispersed in process oils for improvements in the properties of elastomers at IRC 2019, where Haydale is also Gold Sponsor.
  • Less than one month until one of the biggest global rubber conferences comes to London

    IRC2019, the global conference for the rubber industry, comes to London in early September. This year’s event will focus on technical advances in the global rubber market programme and spans across 3 days, with more than 160 talks scheduled over 4 sessions each day. IRC2019 will also commemorate the 200th anniversary of Thomas Hancock’s pioneering work with natural rubber in London.